Happy International Yoga Day!

By Sowmya Ayyar - June 21, 2017

This is a very special day as it falls on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, a wonderful time to recollect the gifts of the sun as well as the entire universe. At the suggestion of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, June 21st was declared International Yoga Day in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly, promoting yoga’s amazing impacts on the mind and body. International Yoga Day is recognized and celebrated in over 170 countries.

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Happy International Youth Day!

By Poorvi Pandya and Sowmya Ayyar - August 12, 2017

Indeed, the youth play an important role in nation building. Youth are the leaders of tomorrow, as well as the participants in the change that is taking place today. They are a crucial part of development of a society.

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Happy Birthday, dear Blue Boy of Brindavan!

By Sowmya Ayyar - August 14, 2017

Krishna! Krishna! Jai Shree Krishna!

In the Dwapara Yuga, you came to us, and divined the Bhagavad Gita, the great treatise of Yoga.

Till now in the Kali Yuga, we are mesmerized by your form, your thought, your action. The stories of your Leelas have been passed down from one generation to the next, through storytelling under banyan trees, to enacted plays, and even TV series and movies. Regardless of religious background, all Indians are familiar with the stories of Lord Krishna.

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It's the 70th Indian Independence day!!

" India....." - August 15, 2017

It's not just a country, it's an emotion. We call it "Bharat Mata". A mother loves us and takes care of us, and she also cultivates the ethical and divine qualities within us.

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World Humanitarian Day!

By Poorvi Pandya and Shweta Siddha-Deshmukh - August 19, 2017

The international community celebrates World Humanitarian Day since 19th August 2009, to pay tribute to the people who have lost their lives and made sacrifice in 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq which killed 22 people, including Sergio Vieira de Mello, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Sergio and thousands like him who work for humanitarian causes and make world a better place!

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Vision and Learning Month!

By Tejal Shukla - August 19, 2017

Chris Christie, the American politician, declared the August month as vision and learning month for kids. The purpose of this observance is to help increase awareness among parents and educators about undiagnosed or misdiagnosed vision problems.

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National Education Day: Special Needs Education!

By Shweta Siddha-Deshmukh - November 11, 2017

National Education day is celebrated every year on November 11 as the birth anniversary of independent India’s first Education Minister and freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. Maulana Azad’s main focus was quality education including primary education, girl’s education, technical education and more. The well-known education institutes in India like the first IIT, IISc, UGC were planned under his tenure. The major cultural and literary academies of Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sahitya Academy, Indian Council for Cultural Relations were established by him.

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December 3 is proclaimed as the 'International Day of people with Disability' by the General Assembly of UN since 1992. Each year the UN announces a theme to observe the day. The theme for this year is 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all'. The overarching principle of this theme is to 'leave no one behind' and empower people with disability to be active contributors of society. It is based on the transformative changes envisaged. 

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National Youth Day

By Shweta Siddha-Deshmukh - January 12, 2018

January 12th is celebrated as National Youth Day in India on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda's lectures and writings have inspired people worldwide and this day aims to motivate the youths of the country through the way of his life and ideas. The Government of India had quoted, “The philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.”

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